Rastko Selmic was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1970. He was educated at prestigious Mathematical Gymnasium high school in Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Department of Electrical Engineering, and the University of Texas at Arlington where he received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2000. His research interests are in wireless sensor networks, control of micro-aerial vehicles, formation control, gesture-based computing and control, failure detection in nonlinear systems, and neural networks.

He is an AT&T Professor of Electrical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. From 2008 to 2014 he was an Associate Professor and from 2002 to 2008 an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. He was an Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Research Fellow during summer of 2015, 2008, and 2007. In 1996 and 1988-99 he was working for Signalogic, Inc., developing software and hardware applications. From 2000 to 2002 he was a lead DSP Engineer at Signalogic, designing embedded hardware and software systems for different telecommunication and Internet applications. From 1995 to 2000, he has been graduate research assistant at Automation and Robotics Research Institute. During 1997, he was consultant for Davis Technologies International Inc.

He is the recipient of a scholarship from Signalogic in 1996, ARRI Best Paper Award in 1997, Finalist for the Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Control Applications in 1998, First prize at the IEEE Fort Worth Section Graduate Paper Contest in 1999, and ARRI Invention Award in 2000 for his patent. He was awarded the AT&T Professorship in Electrical Engineering in 2009 and the IfM Outstanding Publication Award for 2009. He directs the Intelligent Sensors and Actuators Laboratory and Micro-Aerial Vehicles and Sensor Networks (MAVSeN) Laboratory at Louisiana Tech University.

He is the author/co-author of 4 book chapters, 90 journal and conference papers, and textbooks Neuro-Fuzzy Control of Industrial Systems with Actuator Nonlinearities (SIAM Press 2002) and Wireless Sensor Networks: Security, Coverage, and Localization (Springer 2016). He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions Cybernetics. He is a Senior member of IEEE and Sigma Xi.

 

CONTACT INFO
Rastko R. Selmic
AT&T Professor of Electrical Engineering
MAVSeN Laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering and Science
Louisiana Tech University
501 Dan Reneau Dr., Nethken Hall 155
Ruston, LA 71272, USA

Tel: 318-257-4641
Fax: 318-257-4922
Email: rselmic@latech.edu

EDUCATION
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington, 2000
M.S., The University of Texas at Arlington, 1997
B.S., University of Belgrade, 1994

 

Students flying drones at Louisiana Tech farm as part of UAV Control class
Students flying drones at Louisiana Tech farm as part of UAV Control class.